Friday, 14 February 2014

Coconut Pancakes

Pancakes is one of my favourite things to have for breakfast but they are definitely not the most healthiest things around. I treat myself to them once a week and I have been experimenting with different ingredients to try and make them as healthy as possible.
Recently I have been trying out Coconut Flour which has a lot more protein and less carbs in it than standard flour, it is also gluten free and high in fibre.
The first thing I noticed about the flour is that it absorbs liquid a lot more than any other flour so you really don't need a lot.
To make 3 small pancakes all you need is -
25g of Coconut Flour
100ml of milk (I use Almond Milk)
1 egg.
I just whisk the ingredients together until its all combined and the mixture is smooth. Then with a small ladle pour a third of the mixture into a flat hot pan.
I use coconut oil in the pan to stop the pancake from sticking and I found that the best way to cook them is to take your time and cook them on a low heat.
The coconut flour makes the pancakes a bit crumbly and a lot more fragile than standard pancakes so handle with care.
These are really delicious and quite sweet even though they are fairly low in sugar. Plus I find they fill me up for longer too.
Nutrition -
Calories - 177
Fat - 10g
Carbs - 5.8g
Sugar - 1.8g
Protein - 10.9g
Have you tried coconut flour before? What is your favourite pancake recipe?


Thanks for reading and commenting :) x

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